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if the obama agenda can't get through the senate. senator jeff merkley of oregon is here with the latest breaking news on filibuster reform. >>> plus one of the best golfers in the world is losing it over his tax rate. >> of all the nerve! >> we'll fact check phil mickelson's ridiculous claim. >> i owe you nothing! >>> and banks got bailed a out and we got sold out. four years after wall street greed brought the country to its knees, why is no one in jail? >> this is a stain on the american justice system. >> the pbs series "frontline" has a new documentary airing tonight. correspondent martin smith joins me for a preview. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. i want to start the program tonight showing you what the hottest thing in politics was 20 years ago today. this is rush limbaugh's first book, the way things ought to be. for more than two decades, this basically has served as a blueprint for conservative thought in this country. here is a sample of a few things that were in the book. what about feeling sorry for those who pay the taxes? those who are people
. >>> finally a glimpse at a possible inauguration day low for the first lady, michelle obama. this was during yesterday's luncheon at the capitol. everyone was eating and listening to a speech by senator chuck schumer when this happened. >> i think we really deserve a round of applause to our chef -- >> did you see that dismissive head shake there? catch that eye roll there. looks like she didn't like the conversation much going on or coming at her from boehner. >>> up next, republicans have figured out they can't win presidential elections fair and square, so now they want to change the rules. they want to cheat a little. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. to help protect you
secretary. today he met with senator john mccain who has been a vocal critic of the obama administration. on a lot of fronts. late this afternoon he and hagel had a frank and candid conversation in which they discussed some of mccain's concerns. mccain also called hagel an old friend. it's worth remembering both men are veterans of the vietnam war, and that's certainly a band of brothers. we'll be right back. >>> january 22nd, 1973 will stand out as one of the great days for freedom and free choice. this allows a woman free choice as to whether or not remain pregnant. this is extraordinary. >> welcome back to "hardball" that clip is from nbc news nightly 40 years ago when the supreme court handed down that roe v. wade decision. today our brand-new nbc news/wall street journal poll shows that for the first time in the history of the poll, our poll, a majority, 54% say abortion should be legal always, or most of the time. and the percentage of people who say roe v. wade should not be overturned has been rising steadily for over 20 years, topping at 70% in today's poll. despite the poll num
ground, he said in the very same sentence that obama talked about absolutism versus principle, he also scolds the critics. he is more than willing to demonize his opponents, and slur the nra. in the words of senator charles schumer, as an extremist fringe group. and look how he demonizes the republicans in congress. when barack obama says we can't mistake absolutism for principle, what he is saying is that precision and clarity and exactness and sameness in law should be the same as nebulous undefined principles. i got news for the president. absolutists do exists, words do have meaning in language and law. it is the basis of all civilization. it is why all the laws are written down, so the letter of the law carries the force of the law. that is why our bill of rights was written into law, to ensure that fundamental freedoms of a minority could never be denied by a majority. those are the principles we call unalienable rights. without these absolutes, protections, democracy decays into nothing more than two wolves and one lamb, voting on who to eat for lunch. i under our president to u
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